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5th Biennial Alberta Criminal Justice Symposium

May 7, 2019 - May 10, 2019

5th Biennial Alberta Criminal Justice Symposium:

Considering New Approaches to Rehabilitation and Correctional Reform

Edmonton, Alberta
May 7 – 9, 2019

Although attitudes to, and practices of, criminal justice implementation have improved dramatically
over the past century, there remain many aspects of the criminal justice system in the western world
that still require new ways of thinking and implementation. These include effective rehabilitation,
creative correctional practices and evidence-based approaches and practices that significantly prevent
criminological behaviour or reduce recidivism. This symposium anticipates a diversity of speakers and
workshop presentations that will explore the current best practices in all these areas from within
Canada and the international community.

Proposed Key themes:
Mental Health, Addictions and Diversion
Prison and Correctional Reform
Multiculturalism and Diversity
Harm Reduction
Youth and Gangs
Restorative Justice/Truth and Reconciliation

Confirmed Speakers;
Howard Sapers – Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform to the Ontario Government and former
Correctional Investigator of Canada
Dr. Justin Piché, Associate Professor, Coordinator – Research and Dissemination, Department of
Criminology, University of Ottawa
Dr. Kelly Hannah Moffat – Professor, Centre of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of
Dr. Bruce Arrigo – Professor, Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Go to for more information and to sign up for conference updates. If you wish to
present at the conference, please contact Dr. Frank Kense, Conference Coordinator.


May 7, 2019
May 10, 2019


MacEwan University’s Department of Sociology, The John Howard Society of Alberta, and Alberta Justice and Solicitor General (Correctional Services Division)
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